Allentown Woman Accused of Trying to Hire Hitman to Kill Husband

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An Allentown woman is under arrest after being accused of attempting to hire a hitman to kill her husband.

Claudia Carrion, 44, was charged with criminal solicitation to commit homicide after she agreed to pay $4,000 to a police detective posing as a hitman, the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office said.

Carrion told the detective she wanted her husband killed because he was abusive, the DA’s office said. She paid the detective $100 upfront and said she’d pay the rest in installments, prosecutors said.

Carrion is being held on $500,000 bail and has retained a public defender. NBC10 called the Lehigh County Public Defender's Office for comment, but the office was closed.

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